Posts in Drug Shortages

Added on 5/21/18

All healthcare organizations have disaster plans in place that they practice and refine in preparation for an unexpected crisis. These plans are not developed “on the fly” because healthcare providers recognize the value of planning for the unexpected and the necessity of minimizing potentially life...
In our November 3, 2011 newsletter, we asked hospital pharmacy staff to let us know if the drug shortage problem in the US has continued to result in harmful outcomes for hospitalized patients. At that time, an Associated Press article had just reported 15 deaths in the prior 15 months that were...
An exhaustive account of frustrations, difficulties, misspent resources, and safety concerns came across loud and clear from respondents who participated in our August through October 2017 national survey on drug shortages. 1 Most respondents to the survey confirmed that drug shortages during the 6...